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  • Ghent P&Z may drop to five members

    Zoning administrator Jack Duncan was officially named a member of the Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday, Sept. 6.

    Duncan replaces Rusty Whisman, who resigned as chairman of the commission in May. Because the city council did not appoint a replacement within the state-mandated 60 days since Whisman’s resignation, the task fell to the P&Z, which voted unanimously to appoint Duncan.

    Duncan was appointed in the same manor to serve as zoning administrator in July.

  • Developer seeks definition of ‘high density’ from P&Z

    A new apartment and townhouse complex may be coming to the city of Carrollton; that is, if it can pass the planning and zoning regulations.

    Land owner Paul Kemper and Scott and Wendy Whittaker of Whittaker Squared Architects came to the special Planning and Zoning Commission meeting Tuesday, Sept. 4, to discuss the possibility of building in the 1200 block of Gillock Avenue, currently zoned C-3.

  • Music, Food, Fun at the Point
  • Creek bridge repair, unkempt properties top court agenda

    Carroll County Fiscal Court is exploring options to deal with erosion at the base of a private bridge off Locust Road, which has cropped up after bank stabilization work was completed there.

    Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson told fiscal court at its meeting Tuesday morning that the problems were found at the base of one of the piers supporting a bridge owned by Danny Kinman. Photos displayed at fiscal court show how the water in Locust Creek had caused deterioration at the base of the pier, which stands in the creek.

  • Carroll Faces | Sept. 12, 2012

    Hundreds of grandparents participated in this year’s Grandparents’ Day Lunch at Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary. More photos from this year’s event will be featured in the October edition of Carroll County Kids. Each child attending Winn, Cartmell and Christian Academy of Carrollton receive the monthly magazine, courtesy of The News-Democrat sponsors. Extra copies are available at the Carroll County Public Library and The News-Democrat office.

  • 2012 Homecoming Court
  • Carrollton City Council briefs - Sept. 12, 2012

    Work on river walk possibly in spring

    Mayor Gene McMurry said he does not believe he and city council have done a good enough job of updating the public on the status of the river walk, and he wanted to let everyone know what is going on.

    He said he talked to Ohio Valley Asphalt about putting in an asphalt path along the river; however the rest of the master plan designed by Lose & Associates will have to wait.

  • Butler Park event kicks off statewide lodge celebration

    General Butler State Resort Park celebrates the 50th anniversary of its lodge this week with a two-day kick-off event Friday and Saturday.

    Butler Park is the first of six state parks whose lodges were built in 1962 and are planning 50th anniversary events.

    Butler’s event, which starts at 11 a.m. Friday at the lodge, is the only one of the six at which Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson and his wife, Madeline, will appear. They will be joined by Tourism, Arts and Heritage Secretary Marcheta Sparrow, Kentucky Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker and local officials.

  • Mediation brings settlement in Nohner lawsuit

    The lawsuit filed by Gary and Cheryl Nohner last year against the Ghent City Commission, the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission and, individually, Mayor Bill Mumphrey and three members of the P&Z – Karen Browning, David Hendren and Caroline Reisner – was resolved through mediation in Lexington on Friday, Sept. 7.

  • Clerk: Audit completed; changes implemented

    State Auditor Adam Edelen last week released the final report of an audit of the Carroll County Clerk’s Office for a year that saw a deputy clerk indicted and fired for writing bad checks that she cashed in the office.

    Overall, the audit report for the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2011 states that County Clerk Alice Marsh’s “financial statement presents fairly the revenues, expenditures, and excess fees of the Carroll County clerk in conformity with the regulatory basis of accounting.”